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Gotham Academy #2

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

Olive joins the creepy Order of the Bat as an afterschool activity, and we learn more about her secret past!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
23 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    DC Comics News

    Pick it up. Just like voting, the more you support this the more DC will be willing to experiment with more self sustaining and less superhero focused fare. This is the stuff that could become big media franchises! Help it do that!

  • 100

    Comic Vine

    GOTHAM ACADEMY is quickly moving up the ranks to becoming one of my favorite titles. Brand new series with an entirely new cast of characters can be tricky to pull off, especially with so many other titles on sale. Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher are giving us a new series with a lot of charm. You can’t help but be interested in the plight and unknown backstory of the main character. Karl Kerschl’s art and colors by Geyser and Dave McCaig make this visually different from the other DC books and it’s a nice change of pace. Check the book out if you’re looking for something different instead of the same old formula we’ve seen too many times.

  • 100


    A wonderful addition to last month’s debut issue, Gotham Academy #2 is yet another delightful experience and a must-buy for all the kids in your life. My shop may start wrinkling their nose at my clearing off the shelf for extras. Tough. They’ll just need to keep ordering more.

  • 95

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Two issues in and I’m completely sold on this book. There really isn’t a more charming book out there and it’s just getting started. The underlying mysteries surrounding the Academy and it’s students (and teachers) has me completely under it’s spell and I can’t wait for more. Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl have a winner on their hands and I can whole heartily recommend to almost anyone, comic fan or not.

  • 92

    Graphic Policy

    If I were forced to give a brief description of this series I would say that it is like Morning Glories crossed with Batman, but if that comparison holds then it even does so for the better of this series by taking the better of both of those elements. Morning Glories can be confusing with its intricate plots focused on a variety of characters dancing through dreams and time and so the presence of Gotham and Batman, widely considered to be the most realistic of superhero settings, makes this story more grounded and real. The mysteries which Olive faces seems like they could almost happen to anybody not just someone living in Gotham. Equally, while Gotham is here, it really isn’t at the same time, at least not to bog down the story in the old instead of focusing on the new. Perhaps DC Comics was playing it safe in the first issue with at least an appearance by Bruce Wayne, but here the Gotham related plot elements are more subtle and organic to the story, with reference to the Cobblepots and to bats, and without an out-of-place cameo.

    The end result is somewhat unexpected as this second issue is even better than the first, having lost none of the novelty and even picking up some momentum. The main characters are fleshed out as the story progresses, and the creative team is clever in leading Olive around the grounds of Gotham Academy, allowing the reader to discover its secrets alongside the heroine. The main concern that I have with this issue is the same as with the first issue, that DC is interested in quantity over quality, in that it cancels a lot of good titles just because they aren’t selling well, and that could be the case here as well. Regardless comic fans are at a loss if they are to let this series die an early death, it is really one of the most innovative series to come out of DC in years and deserves a chance.

  • 90

    Doom Rocket

  • 90

    Weekly Comic Book Review

  • 90

    Comic Spectrum

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

  • 84

    Chuck's Comic Of The Day

  • 80


  • 70


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